Where can I find California divorce records for free? The California Department of Public Health maintains vital records, including divorce records. These records can be accessed online or by visiting the department’s offices. The Superior Court of California also provides access to divorce records.
Can you look up divorces in California? California makes divorce records available to the public unless a divorce court has sealed the records. Any member of the public can access the papers of most divorce cases. To be sure, the information in your divorce case could include personal details.
Does California have free public records? Californians have the right under the state Public Records Act and the California Constitution to access public information maintained by local and state government agencies, including the Department of Justice.
How do you find out if you are divorced?
- Most courthouses have a public records computer terminal. You can search by your name or the name of your spouse. Check them carefully and get the right file.
- Ask the court clerk’s office for help. The counter clerk can look records up for you and confirm whether a divorce has been filed.